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Switzer Covered Bridge, Frankfort

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The Switzer Covered Bridge, located off Rocky Branch Rd., over North Elkhorn Creek, in or near Switzer, Kentucky, was built around 1855. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
It is 60 feet (18 m) long and 11 feet (3.4 m) wide. It was built by George Hockensmith.
The bridge was threatened with destruction in 1953, but was saved. In March 1997, it was knocked from its foundation by high water and was later rebuilt again that year Instead of destroying and replacing this bridge.
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  • This gorgeous covered bridge spans 120ft across the Elkhorn Creek. Originally build in 1855 it was restored in 1989, and severely damaged and rebuilt in 1997 due to flooding. Thanks to its... 
    This gorgeous covered bridge spans 120ft across the Elkhorn Creek. Originally build in 1855 it was restored in 1989, and severely damaged and rebuilt in 1997 due to flooding. Thanks to its...  more »
  • It’s a cute bridge, but, sadly, the graffiti has really taken away from this bridge. We are glad we saw it, but it was saddening that the bridge looks to be in such disrepair. We thought there would.....  more
    It’s a cute bridge, but, sadly, the graffiti has really taken away from this bridge. We are glad we saw it, but it was saddening that the bridge looks to be in such disrepair. We thought there would.....  more »
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  • Great place to visit
  • Interesting slice of Americana. Cool old bridge that is closed to vehicles but you can get out and walk across it. Looks like the custom is too weird you make on the bridge so bring a marker.

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